Words from the Heart for Sunday September 20th, 2020
You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.
Psalm 91:5-6 (NIV)
You Will Not Fear
A recession is not usually when people consider opening up a business, but following the recession back in 2008, the Financial Post reported that Canada was the home of the fearless entrepreneur. Between 2008 and 2010, Canadians went into business for themselves in near-record numbers. According to the Financial Post, this showed that Canadians are nimble and entrepreneurial. Small businesses, which make up almost 98% of all businesses in Canada, are always key to emerging out of a recession.
Most children go through periods of night terrors. As children are working through their fears, they often come out through nightmares. Parents always know when their children are dealing with these terrors – they either wake up terrified, or come running down the hall to jump into the arms of mom or dad. How sad it is when children don’t have parents they can run to. Or worse yet, have parents who treat them so badly that they live in constant fear. King David writes of where we can run when we face terrors that plague us not only at night, but during the day as well. Psalm 91:5-6 says, “You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day, nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness, nor the plague that destroys at midday.” Life can be harrowing. While it is true that the terrors of night often become less daunting with the first light of morning, sometimes we go through times when things are just as challenging during the day as they are at night. So, the promise here is one of the best in all of Scripture. No matter what we face, when we do so with faith, there is no fear.
These have been words from the heart.